Moosletter: January 2018

Moosletter: January 2018
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January 2018                                                Volume: 4 Issue: 1
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NSDA Annual Convention

February 27, 2018
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
Columbus, NE
See agenda below..

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NSDA Annual Convention AgendaNSDA logo
Monday, February 26, 2018
4:00-7:00    Grow Nebraska Dairy Stakeholder Summit with dinner 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
 8:30                   Nebraska Dairy Review Board
 8:30 -9:30          “Grow Nebraska Dairy”  (Tentative)
                          Growth and Development Update
 9:30- 4:30         Trade Show with “Dairy Bar”
 9:30 – 10:30     Raising Dairy Quality Forage in a Beef State
                           Bruce Anderson,  UNL
 10:30-12:00       NE Holstein Association Annual Meeting   
 12:00 – 1:00     Lunch/ “Dairy Checkoff Update”                                                                                   
                          Midwest Dairy Association Team
 1:30 – 2:30        What is Mastitis Costing You? 
                           Maggie Faulkner, Acumen Detection
 2:30 – 3:30        A Social Media Workshop (TBA)
 2:30 – 4:00        Ice Cream Bar on Tradeshow Floor/Production Award Presentation                  
4:00 - 5:30        NSDA Annual Meeting 
 5:45 - 6:30       Wine & Cheese Reception                                                                                
 6:30 - 8:30       Banquet: Susan Littlefield, MC
                         Rural Radio Network
                         Dairy Princess/Dairy Ambassadors Introduction
                         Presentation of the Philip H. Cole Distinguished Service Award
                         NE Holstein Association Awards

                         Banquet speaker: Brad Scott.....California Dairy Farmer/processor/dairy farm featured on TV show "Undercover Boss"
Caring for the Lactating Dairy Herd in Extreme Cold

Caring for the lactating dairy herd in extreme cold conditions also has its challenges. If not properly cared for producers may see a decline in performance including total milk production, increasing somatic cell counts due to mastitis, losses in reproductive efficiency and even decreased growth in young first calf heifers if the extreme cold continues for extended periods of time. Continue...
Register today I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop
Registration is only $65/person.  NSDA will pay one $50 registration fee per farm.

Click here for registration and location details. 
I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Agenda
9:30 a.m. – Registration & Refreshments
10:00 a.m. – New Forage Genetic Lines and How They Impact the Dairy Industry–Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Forage Specialist
Learn how forage genetic improvements in corn silage, sorghums and cover crops can influence the soil health and dairy diet performance in your operation.
10:45 a.m. – Cover Crops–Incorporating Them into Your Forage Production System–Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Learn about cover crop incorporation into your fields, rotation
consideration and planting methods.
11:30 – Break
11:45 – Incorporating Cover Crops into Dairy Rations – Jim Paulson, Associate Professor Forage Specialist and Nutritionist
Incorporate the nuts and bolts of cover crops into your dairy farm, maximizing nutrition and profitability.
12:30 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Sponsor Recognition
2:00 p.m. – Silage Pile Safety Training for You and Your
Employees – Keith Bolsen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, KSU,
“The Silage Man”
Is your silage program safe? Silage safety practices and considerations to come home safely at the end of the day for you, your employees, and family members.
2:45 p.m. – Evaluating Dairy Diets from the Nutritionist, to the Employee, to the Cow – Co–presented – Fernando Diaz, DVM, Ph.D. – Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant – Rosecrans Dairy Consulting, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension & Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist
Understand feeding inefficiencies as you deliver diets to your dairy herd.
3:45 p.m. – Evaluation & Adjourn
Lindsey Stern wins Nebraska Farm Bureau’s discussion meet competition
Lindsey stern photoKEARNEY, Neb. – Lindsey Stern of Broken Bow, a Custer County Farm Bureau member, was named the winner of the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet competition. The award was given Dec. 5, at the Membership Recognition luncheon during the Nebraska Farm Bureau's 100th Annual Convention held Dec. 3-5 in Kearney, Neb.

Stern, received the top score of the contestants who advanced to the final round of the Discussion Meet contest. Rather than debating, contestants work to develop a solution to a problem being discussed, building on each other's contributions. Competitors in the annual contest must be prepared to speak on any number of agriculture-related topics; the selected question is announced a short time prior to the contest round.

In this Issue:
Calendar of Events
I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop
From Field to Bunk: Growing & Feeding Dairy Quality Forages
     January 12, 2018
     Lifelong Learning Center at NECC
     Click here for agenda and registration information

NSDA Annual Convention
February 27, 2018
        Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
        Columbus, NE
Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Rod Johnson, Executive Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Cell: (402) 350-5003
Thank you to our sponsors

Grain States Soya, Inc./SoyBest           Midwest Dairy Association       Nebraska Corn Board

Elanco     Farm Credit Services of America     Frontier Mills, Inc.     Nebraska Soybean Board    
Nebraska Vet Services     Nutrient Advisors     West Point Dairy Products

Ag Processing, Inc.     Aschoff Construction     Automated Dairy Specialists     Cappel Sales, Inc.     Midwest Livestock Systems     Zoetis

Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Animal Health International     Bill's Volume Sales     Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Depend-A-Bull Sires and Service     Heartland Builders Co.     Hotsy Equipment Co.     IDEXX     Lala US     LG Pumping, LLC    
Nebraska Dairy Systems/Lely     Nebraska Dairy Systems     Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    
Puck Custom Enterprises     Schumacher Irrigation, Inc. Select Sires MidAmerica     TechMix, LLC     USDA/NASS

Agropur     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.     CMP Dairy Consulting     Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods     Hiland Dairy     Nebraska Public Power District     Nebraska Cattleman    
Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation     Phibro Animal Health Corp.     Rabo Agri Finance    
Settje Agri-Services & Engineering, Inc.     XFE Products

A-FAN     Grow Nebraska Dairy     Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture    
Nebraska Department of Agriculture     Nebraska Extension     We Support Agriculture
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


Nebraska Dairy Extension Mission: As Nebraska Extension faculty with expertise in dairy production and agriculture systems, we provide science-based programs, resources, and knowledge to Nebraska’s dairy producers. Our aim is to empower dairy operations to be both sustainable and resilient while maintaining profitability. Our ideas, actions, and communications will promote resource-based stewardship while enhancing human and animal well-being.
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